PDGE Secondary (Gaelic Medium) Professional Graduate Diploma

University of the Highlands and Islands

Key Information

Course duration: 1 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 57th for Education (View subject table)

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    4.25 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: X130

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: D In English or GCSE English Language (C or above) and English Literature (C or above) or equivalent, plus GCSE Mathematics (C or above) or equivalent.
SQA Higher: C In English plus Maths or Lifeskills Maths National 5 at grade C or above, or SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit or equivalent.

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Home students: £9,000 per year
EU students: £1,820 per year

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The Course


This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach. The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highland councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker, your language proficiency will be assessed through interview. On this pathway parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in a GME setting. Applications can be made for any subject.

Start Dates

  • August 2019 at Argyll College UHI

University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the UK's leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in Scotland, its partnership of 13 independent regional colleges and research institutions has a national and international reach. Its reputation is built on an...

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Postal Address

Humanities, Education and Gaelic
University of the Highlands and Islands
Argyll College Uhi
Glenshellach Business Park
PA34 4RY

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